Elk Mountain

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Elk Mountain

Elk Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"A 7.4-mile day hike from Obstruction Point to Deer Park. This trail offers a point-to-point hike across alpine ridges from Obstruction Point in the west to the Deer Park Campground in the east. Water is scarce along this route, so be sure to bring along a plentiful supply.

The trail begins by crossing a grassy bowl that is home to a marmot colony; the engaging behavior of these social rodents can entertain for hours. The path drops across the steep headwall of the Badger Valley as it rounds Obstruction Peak, and the Badger Valley Trail drops away to the right."

Elk Mountain Reviews

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7/4/2000
Overnight hikers must register at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles. No recent report. Obstruction Point road is open. Steep snow slope near Obstruction Point. Ice ax necessary. Use caution.
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Trail Information

Port Angeles
Nearby City
7.4
Distance
1,260 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Late June to mid-October
Season
6,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,610 feet
Top Elevation
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Angeles; Custom Correct Gray Wolf-Dungeness
Local Maps

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Jul 2018